This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.
August Xbox Games with Gold revealed
Xbox owners will once again get a batch of free games to soothe their urges in August.
On Xbox One, you’ll be able to play Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate all month long, with WWE 2K16 joining the fray from Aug. 16 through Sept. 15. This month’s pick, Tumblestone, remains free until Aug. 15.
Meanwhile, Xbox 360 owners can scoop up Spelunky from Aug. 1-Aug. 15, and Beyond Good & Evil HD will close out the month starting on Aug. 16.
Beta sign-ups open for next PS4 update
Sony has opened beta sign-ups for the next PlayStation 4 system software beta.
Testers will get an “advance look” at new features and improvements coming to the console, according to the PlayStation Blog. Registration will end when the beta begins in early August.
To participate, users will need a PS4 with an internet connection, and access to a Master Account.
Those who sign up will receive an email with download instructions once the beta begins.
Nintendo shares drop after company doesn’t modify forecasts
Nintendo shares dropped 17.7 percent after confirming that breakout hit Pokemon Go won’t necessarily lead to profits for the Japanese publisher.
“Taking the current situation into consideration, the company is not modifying the consolidated financial forecast for now.”
-Nintendo, in a stock filing
No Man’s Sky won’t require PlayStation Plus for online play
No Man’s Sky players won’t need a PlayStation Plus subscription to experience online play.
“PS Plus won’t be a requirement to play online, however you will need to be connected to the Internet for your discoveries to register with the universal atlas.”
-Sony, in a statement
No Man’s Sky will launch on Aug. 9 in North America and Aug. 10 in Europe and Australia.
Vikander: Tomb Raider movie is “film of rebooted game”
The new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander will be based directly on the 2013 game reboot, according to Vikander.
“They told me they were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013. That is more of an origin story. You get into an emotional aspecto f getting to know Lara hopefully in an in-depth way. So I hope that doing a film of the rebooted game will bring something new and fresh that’ll stand on its own two legs.”
-Alicia Vikander, Tomb Raider actress
The film is currently scheduled for a Mar. 16, 2018 release.